Government and politics

Israeli Arab politician Ayman Odeh casts his vote in Haifa, Israel, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Israelis began voting Tuesday in an unprecedented repeat election that will decide whether longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stays in power despite a looming indictment on corruption charges. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
September 17, 2019 - 4:01 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli election (all times local): 11:00 p.m. The leader of an alliance of Arab parties that initial exit polls indicate will be the third largest bloc in Israel's next parliament says it marks a "historic" moment for the minority, which has long complained of...
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Cyprus' president Nicos Anastasiades smiles during an interview with the Associated Press at the presidential palace in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday Sept. 17, 2019. Anastasiades says Turkey's "obsession" to permanently station troops, secure military intervention rights and extend its influence over Turkish Cypriots in any peace deal is fanning fears that it wants to turn the island into a "protectorate." (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
September 17, 2019 - 3:32 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkey is undercutting efforts to quickly revive peace talks aimed at solving Cyprus' decades-long ethnic split by imposing unacceptable terms, the island nation's president said Tuesday. Nicos Anastasiades said Turkey's "obsession" to permanently station troops, secure...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin prepares to vote at a voting station in Jerusalem on September 17, 2019. Israelis began voting Tuesday in an unprecedented repeat election that will decide whether longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stays in power despite a looming indictment on corruption charges. (Heidi Levine, Sipa, Pool via AP).
September 17, 2019 - 3:19 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli election (all times local): 10:15 p.m. In an apparent setback for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, exit polls show the Israeli leader has fallen short of securing a parliamentary majority with his hard-line allies. The results posted by Israel's three...
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Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, speaks during a press conference in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
September 17, 2019 - 3:06 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's energy minister said Tuesday that more than half of its daily crude oil production that was knocked out by a weekend attack had been restored and that full production is expected by the end of the month. "Where would you find a company in this whole...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2018, file photo, a pharmacist in San Francisco poses for photos holding a bottle of OxyContin. In court papers filed in New York on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, Purdue Pharma, the drug's manufacturer, flied for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
September 17, 2019 - 3:03 pm
The tentative multibillion-dollar settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma would raise money to help clean up the opioid mess by ... selling more OxyContin. That would amount to blood money, in the opinion of some critics. And it's one reason two dozen states have rejected the deal. "The...
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Afghan security forces work at the site of a suicide attack near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Hours earlier Afghan officials said a suicide bomber rammed his motorcycle packed with explosives into the entrance to a campaign rally of President Ashraf Ghani in northern Parwan province, killing over 20 people and wounding over 30. Ghani was present at the venue but was unharmed. The Taliban have claimed both attacks. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
September 17, 2019 - 3:01 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 5:40 p.m. An Afghan official says at least 22 people including six military personnel have been killed in that suicide attack in the capital Kabul. Firdaus Faramarz, spokesman for the Kabul police chief, said...
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Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, speaks during a press conference in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
September 17, 2019 - 2:45 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's energy minister said Tuesday that 50% of its daily crude oil production that was knocked out by a weekend attack had been restored and that full production is expected by the end of the month. "Where would you find a company in this whole world that...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2019, file photo commuters walk by surveillance cameras installed at a walkway in between two subway stations in Beijing. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace released a report Tuesday, Sept. 17, that found at least 75 countries are actively using AI tools such as facial recognition for surveillance. The new report says a growing number of countries are following China’s lead in deploying artificial intelligence to track citizens. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
September 17, 2019 - 2:42 pm
A growing number of countries are following China's lead in deploying artificial intelligence to track citizens, according to a research group's report published Tuesday. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace says at least 75 countries are actively using AI tools such as facial recognition...
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Ju'Riese Colon, the CEO for the U.S. Center for SafeSport, talks about the challenges facing her organization at their headquarters in Denver, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. The center is receiving 55 percent more sex-abuse reports this year than in 2018, leading to a debate over whether the Olympic movement or federal government should shoulder the increasing cost of keeping athletes safe. (AP Photo/Eddie Pells)
September 17, 2019 - 2:37 pm
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Center for SafeSport is fielding 55 percent more reports of sex abuse and other misconduct in 2019 than it did last year, leading to an increasingly urgent debate over who should provide the lion's share of money to an organization struggling to manage its caseload. This week...
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People gather for a meeting against the violations during governor and municipal elections in St.Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. The poster reads: 'I have the right to choose'. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
September 17, 2019 - 2:35 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — About 1,000 people have demonstrated against alleged violations in the recent municipal elections in Russia's second-largest city St. Petersburg. Participants in the sanctioned demonstration on Tuesday evening held placards reading "That's enough lying to us." They...
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